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1 And Job continued the lifting up of His speech, and said,

2 [As] God lives, He has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty has made my soul bitter.

3 As long as my breath [is] in me, and the spirit of God [is] in my nostrils,

4 my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

5 Far be it from me that I should justify you; until I die I will not retract my integrity from me.

6 I hold fast by my righteousness, and I will not let it go; my heart shall not shame me [any] of my days.

7 Let my enemy be like the wicked, and he who rises up against me as the perverse.

8 For what [is] the hope of the ungodly when He cuts off, when God takes away his soul?

9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?

10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call on God?

11 I will teach you by the hand of God; that which [is] with the Almighty I will not hide.

12 Behold, all you have seen [it] yourselves; why then do you become completely vain?

13 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the inheritance of cruel men [which] they shall receive from the Almighty.

14 If his sons are multiplied, [the] sword [is] for them; and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

15 Those who remain of him shall be buried in death; and his widows shall not weep.

16 Though he heaps up silver like the dust, and prepares clothing like the clay,

17 he may prepare, but the just shall put [it] on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

18 He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman makes.

19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered. He opens his eyes, and he [is] not.

20 Terrors overtake him like waters; a tempest steals him away in the night.

21 The east wind lifts him up, and he is gone; for it whirls him out of his place.

22 For it will hurl at him, and will not spare; he will surely flee out of its hand.

23 He shall clap His hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.